The Designer As: Author, Producer, Activist, Entrepreneur, Curator & Collaborator
It is Kashmir in the early 1990s and war has finally reached the isolated village of Nowgam close to the Pakistan border. Indian soldiers appear as if from nowhere to hunt for militants on the run. Four teenage boys, who used to spend their afternoons playing cricket, or singing Bollywood ballads down by the river, have disappeared one by one, to cross into Pakistan and join the movement against the Indian army. Only one of their friends, the son of the headman, is left behind. The families in the village begin to think it?s time to flee, to search for a place of greater safety. But the headman will not allow his family to leave. And, whilst the headman watches his dreams give way beneath the growing violence, his son, under the brutal, drunken gaze of the Indian army captain, is seemingly forced to collaborate and go into the valley to count the corpses, fearing, each day, that he will discover one of his friends lying amongst the dead. The Colloborator is a stunningly humane work of storytelling with a poignant and unpredictable hero at its heart. In one of the most shocking and brilliantly compelling novels of recent times Mirza Waheed lights our way into the heart of a war that is all too real.
COSMOS is one of the bestselling science books of all time. In clear-eyed prose, Sagan reveals a jewel-like blue world inhabited by a life form that is just beginning to discover its own identity and to venture into the vast ocean of space. Featuring a new Introduction by Sagan's collaborator, Ann Druyan, full color illustrations, and a new Foreword by astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, Cosmos retraces the fourteen billion years of cosmic evolution that have transformed matter into consciousness, exploring such topics as the origin of life, the human brain, Egyptian hieroglyphics, spacecraft missions, the death of the Sun, the evolution of galaxies, and the forces and individuals who helped to shape modern science.
Three notebooks of Jane Austen's early writings survive, dating from 1786 or 1787, around the time that Jane aged 11 or 12, and her older sister and collaborator Cassandra left school. Austen was already an indiscriminate and precocious reader, devouring pulp fiction and classic literature alike; what she read, she soon began to imitate and parody
A #1 New York Times Best Seller! The King of the Seven Seas, Aquaman, returns to his very own ongoing series for the first time in years at the hands of DC Entertainment Chief Creative Office Geoff Johns, who reteams with Green Lantern collaborator, artist Ivan Reis! Between proving himself to a world that sees him as a joke, Aquaman and his bride, Mera, face off against a long-buried terror from the depths of the ocean!
From the formation of the Quarrymen in 1957 and The Beatles early years in Hamburg, this documentary uses contemporary film and recently rediscovered and restored footage to tell the definitive story of The Beatles, their rise to international stardom and their crowning as one of the most successful bands of all time. Containing rare and exclusive interviews from those who knew them best and featuring the musical recordings of Tony Sheridan, an early collaborator of The Beatles, Destination Hamburg is a 'must have' DVD for all Beatles fans.
The Martian Manhunter, one of the key heroes in The New 52, stars in this new title collecting his popular 1998 series. Featuring moody art by writer John Ostrander's frequent collaborator, Tom Mandrake, the story begins as the Manhunter tells Superman about the end of Mars' civilization and how he came to Earth. In his guise as Detective John Jones, he tracks a serial killer and investigates a mystery at Cadmus Laboratories, then saves the entire Justice League from the threat of Malefic. It collects the 1998 Martian Manhunter series issues numbered 0-9.
An absolute necessity for design devotees and sneakerheads of all ages. Sneakers is a definitive exploration of the creative energy, innovation, collaboration, and visionary intelligence behind the cultural phenomenon of sneakers.This beautifully illustrated book features over 300 pages of photos and interviews with industry gurus, sports legends and celebrities in a stunning package created by celebrated designer Rodrigo Corral.The book’s carefully curated list of participants takes readers to the centre of the action. Jim Riswold dishes on making commercials with Michael Jordan. Adidas’s Rachel Muscat and Jon Wexler get philosophical about their star collaborator, Kanye West. Nike’s legendary Tinker Hatfield takes a glimpse into the future. Professional tennis player Serena Williams shares an exclusive reveal. And much, much more.Sneakers is an absolute must-have for sneaker lovers and anyone who is interested in design, creative process, street culture, branding, entrepreneurship, art and fashion.
Batman NOIR: Eduardo Risso spotlights the art of 100 Bullets illustrator Eduardo Risso, which casts the Dark Knight in deep shadow on every page. With stories written by his frequent collaborator, Brian Azzarello, this title includes tales from a variety of Batman projects. The centerpiece of the book, a six-issue run of Batman called "Broken City," presents a profound examination of the Dark Knight Detective and the grim metropolis that he protects. While hunting the murderer of a small boy's parents, Batman is caught up in his own investigation and ruminations, only to fall prey to a deadly new pair of killers who have been stalking him. Collects Batman #620-625, Flashpoint: Batman, Batman: Knight of Vengeance #1-3, and stories from Wednesday Comics #1-12 and Batman: Gotham Knights #8.
Fan favourite Alan Davis has proven to be one of the most highly influential comic artists of the of the last two decades and his distinctive, clean style has earned him acclaim on both sides of the Atlantic. Now, for fans everywhere, this volume collects his recent run in Marvel's most successful mutant comic, teaming him once more with long time collaborator Chris Claremont.
"Unrecounted" is a book of poems and images from one of the most admired European writers, W.G.Sebald, and his friend and collaborator, the German artist Jan Peter Tripp. For a number of years until Sebald's death in 2001, the two exchanged poems and lithographs. Unrecounted is the startlingly original result of this long artistic friendship - a creative dialogue inspired by shared concerns. Tripp's lithographs, which portray pairs of eyes - among them those of Beckett, Borges, Proust - combine with W.G.Sebald's words in "Unrecounted" to speak of moments salvaged from time passing, of our eyes bearing witness, and of memory and remembrance.
In this long-awaited follow-up to the enormously popular informal, designer, writer, and engineer Cecil Balmond invites readers into his creative process as he documents his most innovative projects in art, architecture, and bridge design.Hailed by friend and frequent collaborator Rem Koolhaas as having "almost single-handedly shifted the ground in engineering - and enabled architecture to be imagined differently," Cecil Balmond has achieved special status as a pioneer in cross-disciplinary thinking. Balmond's instinctual understanding and manipulation of forces has paved the way for generations of designers to break free from traditional systems of organization and embrace the non-linear. Crossover establishes and galvanizes these radical ideas in the emergence of new forms and contemporary aesthetics. This crucial new book outlines more than a dozen international projects and five theoretical chapters that embody the notion of Crossover which Balmond describes as the movement between Metaphor and Substance through Pattern. Navigating between the ideal and the pragmatic, Balmond creates balance between the poetic and the essential. Crossover presents Balmond's thoughts and musings and charts his conceptual journey from the original fleeting idea to finished product. Photographs, drawings, and plans for each project accompany never seen before journal notes, sketches, and in-depth commentary. The book includes the Weave Bridge at the University of Pennsylvania; the Serpentine Gallery Pavilions at London's Kensington Gardens; ArcelorMittal Orbit at the site of the London 2012 Olympics; and the world renowned CCTV tower in Beijing.
This is the first major book-length study of the work of Australian film-maker Baz Luhrmann, one of the most exciting and controversial personalities working in World Cinema today. Luhrmann's reputation as an innovator rests on the evidence of the three films known as the Red Curtain Trilogy: Strictly Ballroom (1992), William Shakespeare's Romeo + Juliet (1996) and Moulin Rouge! (2001), which together demonstrate the development of a highly distinctive style and brand. Pam Cook, who was given unprecedented access to the Luhrmann private archives, explores the genesis of the Red Curtain aesthetic, from Luhrmann's early experience in theatre and opera to his collaborative working methods and unique production set-up. Drawing on in-depth interviews with Luhrmann and his chief collaborator, designer Catherine Martin, she traces the roots of their work in an increasingly globalised Australian film culture, investigating the relationship of their company Bazmark to the Hollywood studio Twentieth Century-Fox, and the influences on their style and production methods. At the book's heart are substantial analyses of the spectacular Red Curtain films and the historical epic Australia (2008). This lively and original study of one of contemporary cinema's most fascinating figures will appeal to film scholars, cultural historians and Luhrmann enthusiasts alike.